Solidarity with North American liberation

Conclusion from Margaret Kimberley: Human Rights in the U.S. 2022 Report

By Margaret Kimberley (Executive Editor and Senior Columnist, Black Agenda Report) The words human rights are used quite frequently but conditions around the world prove that they are rarely taken seriously. The United States, which claims to be a protector of human rights, has more people imprisoned, some two million, than any other country on…

Introduction from Gerald Horne: Human Rights in the U.S. 2022 Report

By Gerald Horne, historian and scholar of African American Studies On 17 December 1951, Black Communist attorney and activist, William L. Patterson, delivered the “We Charge Genocide” Petition to the United Nations in Paris. Ten days later, the U.S. government moved to invalidate his passport.   This searing document, still worth reading and birthed in no…

The color of Covid: racial inequities in the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic 

“When white folks catch a cold, Black folks get pneumonia.” (My grandfather, George Robinson, Sr.) By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) What color is Covid? Many people would say red and blue, citing the familiar graphic of a fuzzy red globe with blue spikes. Others might say that Covid has no color. But the Covid pandemic…

PATRIARCHY IS A M*THERF*CKER: the criminalization of pregnancy is a miscarriage of justice

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) *Updated May 4, 2022 The United States of America is a nation – the only nation – that was founded on principles of genocide, racism, hatred, and misogyny. Despite limited actions to recognize the basic human rights of Indigenous, Black, Brown, female and LGBTQiA people, this nation persists in denying…

Security, Empire and Life in the USA

by James Patrick Jordan Originally published in  Catalán by the magazine Revistat, and in English, by CovertAction Quarterly The word “security” conjures a couple of distinctly different and conflicting images. One is of human beings living in safe, viable, and sustainable communities, where individuals can freely develop their full potential, not hindered by threat and…

Cruel but not unusual: the economics and inherent racism of mass incarceration

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Mass incarceration in the United States is a crime against humanity. It disproportionately ruins the lives of Black, Brown and Indigenous people. It wastes human potential. It destabilizes neighborhoods and destroys communities. We all pay dearly for it, in human as well as economic terms. Both at its roots and…

ACTION TOOLKIT: Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

SCROLL DOWN TO TAKE ACTION Alliance for Global Justice acknowledges that we stand on land that is stolen, land that is exploited. We occupy the land that is the rightful home of Indigenous people. We condemn the theft, the exploitation and the oppression that arose from settler colonialism by Europeans. We recognize the ancient and…

Black America and white supremacy: race as a driver of human rights abuses

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Introduction The United States is a contradiction. From the stirring words of the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution to the Statue of Liberty beckoning the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” the U.S. trumpets to the world – and does not hesitate to export at gunpoint…

A Year in Review: Racism, Repression and Fightback [EBOOK]

One year ago, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police. What followed was the eruption of the largest uprising against racism and state violence in modern U.S. history. Against the backdrop of a devastating pandemic, economic recession and climate crisis disproportionately impacting Black, Indigenous and Latinx people of color in the United States, an eruption…